I feel like I've taken a bit of a sabbatical from my usual blogging while we raised Jolly's 2016 litter of mini schnauzers. Now that they are all off to wonderful new homes, I plan to get back into regular blogging again. I decided to kick it off with a list of reasons why I choose to blog during a season of life wrapped up with lots of "little people busyness" (my children are ages 5, 4, 2, and 1).
1. Communicate with customers
My blog was born when I wanted to give our puppy customers a glimpse into how their puppies were being raised and cared for here at Russell Homestead. Because I enjoyed posting pictures and writing about the puppies so much, I decided to continue blogging even after our litter of puppies were off to their new families. I still use my blog to communicate with new puppy families, and plan to continue to do so in the future.
2. Have a voice in preschool world
This is perhaps the biggest reason why I choose to blog during this season of life. My days are filled with lots of lively and fun preschool chatter. But sometimes it is nice to have adult-to-adult conversation. My blog provides an outlet for me to express myself to adults (and I enjoy when those adults “talk back” in the comments section).
3. Hone my writing skills
We all know practice makes perfect. My writing skills aren’t perfect, so I guess I’d better keep on blogging!
4. Not for money!
Okay, so I know this isn’t a “reason” why I blog, but it seemed to fit here. I do not blog for money. I don’t receive a cent from blogging. Please notice that my blog is not plastered with ads. You will find a myfarmpets.com ad on my blog page to promote our small home business of advertising family and farm raised pets. No one pays for that ad; it is an ad of my design and choosing.
5. Encourage others
I hope my blog is a breath of fresh air for my readers. I strive to post wholesome, informative, encouraging, spiritual, or humorous content that is family-friendly. I want my blog to be a safe and uplifting place for you.
6. I like reading blogs
I enjoy learning from other people’s blogs. So, this is my “pay-back” for the knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained from others’ blogs.
In conclusion, blogging is hard work. It takes time, but I feel it is time well spent for me. I truly appreciate all my loyal readers and would be honored to add you to my growing list of followers.
Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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